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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Media, Film & Journalism Studies

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Faculty & Staff

Lauren J. DeCarvalho, PhD

Office Location: Media, Film & Journalism Studies Building, Room 105 Lauren DeCarvalho

Phone: 303-871-3832

Email:  [email protected] 

About: Dr. DeCarvalho previously worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Arkansas. Her research focuses on the intersection of gender, race, and other identity markers within television and film. Dr. DeCarvalho's most recent project bridges the gap between on-screen and off-screen narratives of incarcerated women.

Office Hours, Winter Quarter 2020: Thursdays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Selected Classes: 

  • MFJS 2000: Introduction to Film Criticism
  • MFJS 3222: Experimental Film/Video Theory and Production


  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University
  • MA, Pennsylvania State University
  • BA, Pennsylvania State University

Selected Publications: 

  • Rodino-Colocino, Michelle, Lauren J. DeCarvalho, and Aaron Heresco, 2018. "Neo-Orthodox Masculinities on Man Caves." Television & New Media 19(7): 626-645.
  • DeCarvalho, Lauren J., and Nadia Martínez-Carrillo. 2018. "Serving (Fetishized) Time: An Intersectional Analysis of Netflix's Food Trucks in Mexico and the United States." The Journal of Popular Culture 51 (2), 487-510.
  • DeCarvalho, Lauren J., and Nicole B. Cox. 2016. "Extended 'Visiting Hours': Deconstructing Identity in Netflix's Promotional Campaigns for Orange Is the New Black." Television & New Media 17 (6): 504-519.
  • Cox, Nicole B., and Lauren J. DeCarvalho. 2016. "'Ride Free or Die' Trying: Hypermasculinity on FX's Sons of Anarchy." The Journal of Popular Culture 49 (4): 818-838.

Website: Lauren J. DeCarvalho

Find out more about Dr. DeCarvalho from her Faculty Spotlight article, featured in the Fall 2018 issue of the MFJS newsletter. Faculty Spotlight: Lauren J. DeCarvalho